Micro-festival of dance

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####In Brief


Bursting into life for its fourth outing, Turn pivots into a new home to showcase new and experimental work from the region’s dancemakers. In a frenzy of loose limbs and lyrical gestures, unfeasible stretches and frantic rhythms, twelve shows and countless performers fill the building with every style imaginable.

####Who are they? The list of artists participating is as follows. Please remember that due to the nature of the event, things may change!

Ellen Turner

◦ Levantes Dance Theatre: (R&D)
◦ Jennifer Hale: Taciturn: A Turn or Two
◦ Maelstrom Dance: BALLAST
◦ Company Fierce Academy: 1 - The Sound Boy experience
◦ Rachel Rimmer, Lisa Osborne-Kendall & Andrew Piekarczyk: Chase/Conversation (dance films)


◦ Emma Lansley & Eve Stainton: Better Because I Wear Vintage
◦ Katherine Hollinson: Fantasy
◦ Leentje Van de Cruys & Tine Feys: Going to the Chapel
◦ Joseph Lau: Solo Study
◦ Sarah Ojapah: And Behold…
◦ the dangerologists: Work Songs
◦ Hannah Buckley & Dwayne Antony Simms: A Conversation (Part 1)
◦ Ellen Turner: Car-door moment
◦ Rachel Rimmer, Lisa Osborne-Kendall & Andrew Piekarczyk: Chase/Conversation (dance films)

Kate Jackson

◦ Kate Jackson Projects: Solo
◦ Le Petit Mort: Cabaret Voltaire (solo)
◦ dt.ellipsis: It started with a riff
◦ Joshua Hubbard: Juan Loco
◦ Mixed Movement
◦ Rachel Rimmer, Lisa Osborne-Kendall & Andrew Piekarczyk: Chase/Conversation (dance films)

Programme correct as of 13 April 2012

####More In its brief lifespan, Turn has seen a real surge in homegrown talent and vision – mesmerising immersive landscapes, breathtaking physical extremes and extraordinary playful antics in the bar and street. A true lucky-dip glimpse into just what the North West has to offer – check back here for the results of the open-call and to see just what this year’s turn-out will be.




Performance Collection Spring/Summer 2012

Fri 17 Feb, 7.30pm. Zion Arts Centre/Z-arts
What I Heard About The World
Wed 7 Mar, 9pm + Thu 8 Mar, 7.30pm. Contact
Ball & Other Funny Stories About Cancer
Thu 8 Mar, 9pm. Contact
The Making of Bull: The True Story
Fri 16 Mar, 7.30pm. Zion Arts Centre/Z-arts
Sampler Series
Fri 20 Apr, 7.30pm. Zion Arts Centre/Z-arts
Sampler Series
Thu 3 — Sat 5 May, 7.30pm. Contact
Turn 2012
Fri 18 May, 7.30pm. Z-arts
Sampler Series
Thu 31 May, 7.30pm. Contact
Works Ahead 2012: Performances
Fri 1 Jun, 4-9pm. Contact
Works Ahead 2012: Interactions
Fri 8 + Sat 9 Jun. Z-arts
Sampler Series meets Flare Weekender
Sat 21 Jul, 12noon-5pm. St Ann's Square
Hazard 2012